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Two Top Fuel Dragsters driven by women went into the final round of the 2016 CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. But it was the Bob Vandergriff Racing, Quaker State dragster driven by Leah Pritchett who came out the winner.
Pritchett faced Brittany Force in the final round after defeating J.R. Todd in round one, two-time Top Fuel Champion Antron Brown in round two and Clay Millican in the semifinals.
Pritchett had a 3-1 record against Brittany Force, but the two have never faced each other in the final round. Pritchett had the advantage off the starting line and held on to that lead the entire race and made her quickest pass of the weekend: 3.775 at 323.12.
“As we were getting closer to the finish line I was thinking, ‘I don’t see her tire. Could I win this?’ The first thing I looked at is the win light. When I saw it, well… It is still soaking in. To win on a hole shot doesn’t get any better than that,” said Pritchett.
Pritchett also credits advice from two well-known men in racing with helping her mentally get through the final round.
“Don Prudhomme and I are pretty close and he gave me some pointers after Pomona that I implemented this weekend,” said Pritchett. “I also received great advice from Bob Vandergriff who is not just a car owner, but also a driver. He told me to just do what I do and that is drive: Don’t over think everything surrounding the final round with Brittany and I would be fine. He was right.”
*7 years in hockey (front office)
*Started out at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1997 as Director of Business Development. Increased sponsorship sales by over 200% in just two years.
*Worked for Kendall Motor Oil for a year and then joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in 2000 as the National Sales Manager. Left IMS and IndyCar to join Keystone Marketing which managed the Jim Beam account and a year later was hired to run the Indiana Motorsports Association.
*While running the IMA, Tom partnered with Chris Paulsen and Jeff Stoops to start the International Motorsports Industry Show. After four year, IMIS was sold to SEMA who had earlier purchased PRI from Steve Lewis. IMA was shuttered after 9 years in 2014 and Tom went to work for Speedway Motors (Lincoln, NE).
*In 2012 Tom was joined by Mike Long (Eagle Chassis), Murf McKinney (McKinney Corp) and Al Lowe from AED Motorsport Products and created the Motorsports Safety Education Foundation which provides online educational content on driver safety to the grass roots racers. And just two weeks ago, Tom joined 180 Skills, a local company that actually created the MSEF’s online content as the head of their Business Development team.